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>>> the first lady front and center. michelle obama ready to seize the spotlight on night one of the democratic convention. >>> everything people own, look at that, left in heaps on the curb. exposing the true extent of damage from hurricane isaac. good morning to you. welcome to "early start". i'm zoraida sambolin in new york. >> and i'm john berman in charlotte, north carolina live at the cnn grill. the convention gavels to order in the afternoon. then the party will spend the next three days trying to sell the message that we are, in fact, better off now than we were four years ago. they have had trouble with that one so far. they suggest they would have a better plan for the future. tonight's main attraction, first lady michelle obama and castro. cnn's dana bash joins me now. dana, you have inside information for the obama contain and what the goals are for these three days. >> first of all, they say they want to chrrystallize the visio. when you look at the economy between barack obama and mitt romney. and they're also going to talk about building a middleclass from the m
years ago. also speaking tonight, first lady michelle obama. her job, reach out to women voters of both parties. cnn's edlavendera has a closer look. but, first, dana bash, what are the main priorities that democrats will be pushing tonight? >> reporter: well, democratic officials say the main priority is to remind people that this just isn't just about whether or not they should fire or hire again president obama. it's that it's going to be a choice. and this is really if you talk to any strategist of any party kind of the way you run an incumbent's re-election campaign. that it is a choice between the president and mitt romney. so they'll try to what they say is crystallize that choice between the two men. and they're also going to try to emphasize the fact that as president obama has been doing for months that they believe that the democratic party is the party for the middle class. and also talk about, they say, the accomplishments that they feel that the president hasn't gotten enough credit for, bailing out the auto industry. they believe the health care bill. they'll talk about t
callum. good morning to you. good morning everybody at home. first lady michelle obama headlines the democratic national convention last night. it was a big night for her. she stood in front of a crowd of faithfuls and basically said that the president needs another four years to finish the job. >> i see the concern in his eyes and i hear the determination in his voice as he tells me, you won't believe what these folks are going through, michelle. it's not right. we've got to keep working to fix this. we have so much more to do. [cheers and applause] [shouting]. bill: so already now we have reaction from the romney team saying in part, quote on the first night of president obama's convention not a single speaker uttered the words americans are better off now than they were four years ago. our country deserves real solutions an a plan to turn our economy around, end quote. bob cusack, managing editor of "the hill." let's get to romney's comment first. the speech last night, how did it play? >> bill i was in the arena. it played very well. brought down the house t was genuine. at the same time ve
of the eurozone shows continued slump in services activity. >>> plus first lady michelle obama fires up the base in the democratic national convention, making the case for voters to give her husband a second term in office. >>> let's check in on markets as we sort of near the beginning of the u.s. trading session. dow jones industrial average sitting below that 13,000 mark is looking to open lower, taking fair value into account by about 35 point. nasdaq, s&p 500 are also in the red this morning a bit of a bigger move than we've seen with indecks in the last couple weeks. part keying off attitudes we've seen in markets overnight. let's take a look at cnbc ftse 100, down spurred by parts of asian demand, the fedex profit warning we've talked about, or change in guidance, that is, european markets for their part are also in red. ftse 100 down despite better tone. xetra dax down 0.3 trs. it's unusual for us to see all the vorcies doing the same thing. >> that eurozone pmi is coming out, nudged down from the flash number. what's the impact on the spanish bond yield? they are lower than we were two d
president is awesome. when michelle obama takes center stage she will have a huge task to fulfill to convince america the country is better off because of her man. she is one of the biggest assets to her husband's campaign. they're to pique the interest of those supporters who might be wavering. >> barack is so, the level-headedness that you see is -- is real. >> reporter: and then there is ann romney. >> i love you, women! >> reporter: from the spotlight in tampa last week she went straight for that female vote. painting a primetime picture of her husband as a lovable, likable guy. not just that, she defended her husband against those attacks on his record at bain capital. >> i can tell you mitt romney was not handed success. he built it! [ cheers ] >> reporter: on the eve of the democratic convention in charlotte, the focus will soon be on one man, but right now it is all about the lady. >> could she help him win? >> i think strong women will help a man win, absolutely. >> reporter: down here on the convention floor, the preparations are under way. the stage where michelle obama
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with the prime time speech from first lady michelle obama. we're here live. >>> republican vice presidential nominee paul ryan joins us to talk about where he thinks the presidential race is headed and chris sichl that he played fast and loose with the truth. >>> out and about. the prince makes his first public appearance since those naked las vegas pictures surfaced and poked fun at himself. but it was a cheeky 6-year-old who nearly stole the show. >>> the gentle giant, michael clarke duncan, oscar nominated star of "the green mile" died after a heart attack. tributes are pouring in from some of hollywood's biggest names today, tuesday, some of hollywood's biggest names today, tuesday, september 4th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" tuesday morning, i'm savannah guthrie in charlotte, north carolina. >> i'm matt lauer in new york. savannah, republicans had their moment in the spotlight last week. starting today, down there in charlotte, the democrats will try to grab some of that spotlight for themselves. >> that's right. this conve
. michelle obama speaks sprim time today and julien castro will give the key address. >>> mitt romney isn't enjoying the traditional post convention bounce. gallup poll rated 38% as the acceptance speech was good. >>> stick around, still to come on the program, monetary affairs commissioner olli rehn says they should be monitored by the ecb? a passionate belief, and the foundation on which merrill lynch has been built. today, our financial advisors lead from a new position of strength. together with bank of america, they have access to more resources than ever before. a steadfast commitment to help you achieve your financial goals in life. that's the power of the right advisor. that's merrill lynch. >>> here are the headlines. the ecb moves closer to unveiling bond buying plan as president draghi insists it does not breach rules on state aid. >>> david cameron prepares a cabinet reshuffle but finance minister george osborne looks set to survive. >>> central bank says it's less certain of outlook on china as australia's biggest iron ore producer has slashed spending. >>> democrats kick off
lady michelle obama gave the first big speech of the convention. the spotlight on former president clinton tonight. we are live with a preview. david: the ceo of overstock.com with the two things we need to fix right now to get america back on its feet. i'm so glad you called. thank you. we're not in london, are we? no. why? apparently my debit card is. what? i know. don't worry, we have cancelled your old card. great. thank you. in addition to us monitoring your accounts for unusual activity, you could also set up free account alerts. okay. [ female announcer ] at wells fargo we're working around the clock to help protect your money and financial information. here's your temporary card. welcome back. how was london? [ female announcer ] wells fargo. together we'll go far. david: it is time for a quick speed read of the headlines. five stories in a minute. 3m so they remain committed to a deal despite pressure from the u.s. department of justice. the announcement comes after 3m withdrew court papers related to the $550 million takeover. u.s. justice department is accusing bp of gro
and french fries has a lot of calories. i would still go there, but not often. even michele obama chows down on the cheeseburger every now and then.
. this has huge political implications as it comes after first lady michelle obama speaks to the dnc. there is a huge economic warning signal being made here. number one, $16 trillion worth of debt which means we owe more than our economy produces in any one year. our debt is bigger than our economy. secondly, we're now going to be paying close to $10 billion a week in interest alone. about a half trillion a year. 10 billion a week. up from nine billion last year. and about a quarter of that interest will be paid to foreigners. it will go out of the country. japan, china, britain, they're the three major holders of our debt. they all get about a quarter of all of this interest that is flowing and it will flow out of the country. so political impact, and a big economic danger signal too, martha. martha: we know, it was a huge focus of the rnc last week in tampa. big debt clock that loomed over the proceedings there. you simply don't hear much though about the debt from president obama. do you expect we'll hear hear anything about it at all this week? >> very little because it is a big
job speaking to. he comes into this speech with a 69% approval rating. michelle obama the night before has high approval ratings. it's a powerful one-two punch, two of the only national politicians that have ratings like that. most politicians just don't get that high anymore. >> a former republican consult and who made ads for none other than mitt romney came on cnn after the speech and said they should shut down the convention right now. that was the speech that may have elected barack obama. that's pretty out there. >> i wonder if alex is getting calls from his republican friends saying, hey, tone it down, alex. >> it is true. you asked the question about who he's trying to reach. i think that there are no question that there are -- i mean, you probably know some personally, people who are 2008 obama supporters who just are disappointed in him. and disappointed in what he has done. and for president clinton to do this and not just give, i think you're right, a lawyerly explanation of why, but also to give it in a wa i thatting loos like he's emoting and he means it, it's hard to --
in the key states like-- >>> first lady michelle obama says proteching the right to vote is the nation's most important civil rights issue. first lady told the congressional black caucus they owe it to those who fought for equal rights in the 60s to make sure every voteker freely cast a ballot. her comments came in a push in a dozen states to pass laws requiring voters to show id at the polls. the law would make it harder for the elderly, poor and college students to vote. >>> democrats opened a new campaign office in san francisco yesterday with some help from house minority leader nancy pelosi. >> our modo -- motto is we don'ting ad in, we organize. >> the congress woman rallied campaign workers to get out the vote and re-elect president obama. pelosi predicted california democrats could take back as many as six seats in the house from republicans. >>> some high security special nuclear weapons material stored at lawrence livermore lab has been moved. national nuclear security administration says material includes plutonium and enriched uranium. plans called for most of it to be taken to so
had said something rude about michele obama. as to the original inventor himself he said, quote, to everyone freaking out about my tweets you know i put my blank in a pie, rice? no word from nickelodeon. so far nothing. ashley: back to nicole petallides on the floor of the stock exchange. nicole: looking at the nasdaq composite and the s&p. turned into the green and we are watching apple closely. the nasdaq up 1/2% after being down 1/2% earlier today. we got news out of apple. september 12th will be the day they are out. san francisco is the place so everybody is waiting so maybe they will learn more about the i phone 5. easier to do texting and so much more. look at $673.91. the high is $6.80 and change and the major market averages along as well. the democratic convention giving a boost to charlotte's economy. we have the head of the chamber of commerce and special guests next. ashley: today's winners and losers. ashley: commodities beat equities, bonds and the u.s. dollar public its second consecutive month the longest streak in the year. will the trend continue into septembe
it otherwise. >> i agree. >> i actually feel like, like it's a shame that michelle obama like focused so much on ingredients and not an cooking. i feel like she missed a great opportunity. >> why? >> because i think would've been much more powerful for her to get people back in the kitchen. than to just be interested in the egregious because like we're saying, it doesn't really matter except what you're cooking. it matters that your cooking. your understand what it takes to feed yourself and that's self-sufficiency and empowerment is so valuable to our culture, you know, and in your family. me, so it has so many ramifications i feel like, that that was kind of -- >> even if you're using like some kind of terrible cheating factory food, like roast chicken come you're still cooking. >> you are still in the kitchen putting her hands into which i think is the first step. >> i think learning to cook is the gateway to having appreciation for fine or ingredients. because if you start cooking you start to realize that food is comprised of multiple ingredients that you can play with them. so if you ta
agree with you. >> but i actually feel like -- like, it's a shame that monopoly ever michelle obama focused so much on ingredients and not on cooking. i feel like she missed great opportunity. i think it would have been more powerful for her to get people back in the kitchen than be interested in the ingredients. because, like, we're saying it wasn't really matter what you're cooking. it matters that you are cooking. that you are understanding what it takes to feed yourself. that self-sufficiency and empowerment is valuable to our culture and in your family life. it has so many ramifications, i feel like that was a big thing for the past four years. >> i like that idea. >> even if you're using some kind of terrible cheating factory food or help that roast chicken along. you're still cooking. >> exactly. >> you're still in the kitchen putting your hands in to it. that's the first step. >> learning to cook is the gateway to having an appreciation for finer ingredients or sustainable agricultural. >> i mean that. if you start cooking, you start to realize that food is comprised of mult
, michelle obama the first night, president clinton last night and president obama tonight. i think we've got a trifecta. >> yeah. there's been some powerful speeches. it's been said that clinton in 20 seconds made the best sell for the president, better than the white house has been able to make in four years, what do you make of that? >> there's only one bill clinton. did a great job last night. i think he really summed it up is that under democrats america gets jobs. under the republicans we don't do so well, and i think our president tonight will continue the effort to make sure that americans know the facts, and heard a lot of fibs last week at the republican convention and it's time to straighten out the record. >> still though, some read it as bit of a liability, that the white house or the president himself can't make that case. in the end, politics are a singles game, not a doubles game. how much pressure son him to sell himself tonight? >> well, i'm a white sox fan, and so is president obama, and we're in first place. we're going to stay in first place, and i think president obama c
that at all. >> did you hear any of that, tony? >> what about michelle obama? >> i think he just cited elizabeth warren's prime time speech. >> but do you have all the good positions, the democrats do. you care about people, not greedy money. you don't want to cut off health care for old people, you you love old people, you care about educating children. and by definition, i guess republicans are on the opposite side of all those positions which is a lousy -- you staked out all the good positions. >> this is working out great. >> it's difficult to run on that platform. >> it's that kind of rhetoric actually that really makes any kind of reform just impossible, right? because any reform of any existing system means that you are by definition, you know, just -- you want to create pottervilles in america by doing anything. >> it's working, though. >> i don't understand that at all. i mean, look, let's bring it down to kind of a reality level here. reform. okay. certainly i feel very strongly that the financial sector needs reform. and financial regulatory reform which dodd-frank passed un
at the democratic convention you might think added to president obama. bill clinton. michele gave a good speech, i think. bottom line politically bill clinton not to out of the park. >> added to president obama, but that he's attracted because she reminded the democrats a wonderful life used to be. more prosperous, but also a more normal, more same -- mainstream centers democratic party. no connection that he has ever. he is focusing on abortion, contraception, and the marriage. that is not high in anybody's polls. so, you are not here. obviously everybody is talking about this dismal jobs report. what is the political take away? >> i think it's going to be basically a a jump ball. unemployment is down. 367,000 people left the work force. >> it's not good. >> it's not good. bottom line, 70 percent think the economy is in bad shape, 65 percent said the country is off on the wrong track. that's not going to change before the election. the election is died. i fully expect it will stay tied into the debates. >> what do you think will be the breaking point? >> it's going to be the debates. for the firs
. >> all right. >> reporter: the new guidelines are supported by first lady michelle obama's campaign against childhood obesity. >> when we're talking about getting kids running around and playing again, it is important to understand that this isn't just about fun and games. this isn't a joke. it's about their health. >> reporter: schools can provide more servings of fruit, vegetables and low-fat milk for students who need additional calories. >> 850 calories is a nice lunch. that's filling. where the kids are saying they are hungry is several hours later for after-school sports and they don't have the energy to be able to do that. >> reporter: the "we are hungry" video has gotten more than 100,000 views since it was posted last week, a strong message from students who find their new lunch program hard to swallow. now in response to the parody a representative for the usda told nbc news the amount of food on a kid's plate is not much different than in years past. it's simply healthier. the new standards were developed using the latest science at the institute of medicine which determi
encounter led to headlines in the british tabloids when barack and michele obama visited buckingham palace with a first time in march 2009. at a reception for heads of state attending did g20 summit the queen and circulated informally through the crowd of high-powered gas. as michele and the queen were talking, they turned toward one of her ladies in waiting to show their difference in height. the queen is about 5-foot three or five ft. four. michele, as you know, nearly 6 feet. the first lady put her arm around the queen and responded by lightly in circling machel's waste. the palace videographer told me that they were totally spontaneous gestures. the tabloid it made a fuss about what they called an unthinkable protocol violation by the american first lady. in fact, the queen was completely relaxed about what heard top advisers called for a display of affection and appreciation. elizabeth's day at the kentucky derby was arranged by one of her closest american friends, will ferris, a former ambassador to britain and a fellow in thoroughbred breeder. during her fifth private holiday on his
others of us wouldn't make with other people's lives. >> would you want to hear from president obama tonight in his except in speech? >> he has to follow michele and bill clinton and he has a tough time but i know he is a bright guy and has been thinking about that. what i would like to hear is more about what is he going to do in the next four years to help us get our momentum back particularly given head winds from outside the u.s.. a lot of americans don't realize every time we get a leg up the euro zone falls into crisis and we have a tsunami and china slows down and the question is is there anything of a president can tell us that will give us more confidence that we are going to continue to improve and increase that case. >> you are a registered democrat or republican? independent? >> i am an independent. lisa rakowski is one of my politicians. i like the people in the middle. that is where i sit and where most americans searched. >> thanks for joining us. dave: always the swing vote. liz: quoting a person, not a party. dave: interesting data car guy would be for the president.
? just in case you weren't watching theonvention or maybe you just saw michelle so i won't to lay it out for you. number one, i want to export more products oand outsource fewer jobs. >> president obama getting a rousing applause in the crittle bottle ground state of virginia. polls showing he is slightly ahead of romney at this point but trying to maintain that lead, 40-something days to go before the election. >>> we're also watching this as well. syria -- they escaped the fighting in syria. it is hard to believe, now the situation for refugees is actually getting worse. i'm also a survivor of ovarian a writand uterine cancers. i even wrote a play about that. my symptoms were a pain in my abdomen and periods that were heavier and longer than usual for me. if you have symptoms that last two weeks or longer, be brave, go to the doctor. ovarian and uterine cancers are gynecologic cancers. symptoms are not the same for everyone. i got sick...and then i got better. [ male announcer ] sponges take your mark. ♪ [ female announcer ] one drop of ultra dawn has twice the everyday grease cleani
?" our debt past 100.3% of gdp. you have obama saying "opa!" i love this drying because it turned out perfectly. this is the tea party. this little girl looks like sarah palin. she is saying "during get!" -- "drink it!" michele bock men had just won the iowa straw vote-vote- michele bachmann had just won iowa sraw vote. it says "what did i do last week and?" "led the honeymoon commence." it is fun to have this levy elephant. this is one thing that drives me nuts. bloomberg and the city council voted that he was right and they outlawed big drinks. you have bloomberg floating down as mary compensating "drop it, chubs!" this is when donald trump endorsed mitt romney. he is saying "you had me at i don't care about poor pepole." "we must consider deep cuts to the $70 billion green defense budget." "and it was working so well." "strike the solar panels." this primary season was one of the most interesting because they did not want mitt romney. did they want to rick santorum? really? "something like this could make a lesser fella question his inevitability." this was the front-runner, mitt.
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